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B- Soho presents Charioke

Whether you are pushing the crowds out of the way to reach the microphone or get hideous stage fright, whether you are the next Beyonce, or  as flat as most of the X factor auditions, there is no denying we all love karaoke and none more so than B- Soho’s Monday night karaoke. Well now there is a whole new reason to love it, on Monday 25th they will be presenting Charioke in support of the World Cancer Research Fund. The £5 minimum entry fee and post competition raffle will all go towards the charity, the same charity that co […]

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Social Eating House

Super chef Jason Atherton, behind the ever popular Pollen Street Social, will open his second London restaurant, Social Eating House,in April in Soho's Poland Street. Name of the game is an informal and affordable dining experience with a contemporary bistro menu paying homage to the best of British cooking with an international flourish. Paul Hood, who has worked alongside Atherton for six years, will head up the kitchen with signature dishes including Ravioli of wild boar bolognaise, peppered hearts and kidney; Flamed cote de pork, beetroot and white polenta; Duck, smoked ham, egg and chips; and the CLT – crab, […]

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Taittinger Tuesdays at Hush

Mayfair’s brassiere with a twist, the popular Hush, is keen to add a sparkle to your Tuesdays. Banish mid-week blues by taking advantage of their ‘Taittinger Tuesdays’, a chance to savour a complimentary bottle of the exclusive Champagne. Throughout February and March, Hush Mayfair is offering the special deal to parties of four or more – simply book online quoting ‘Taittinger Tuesdays’.  Don’t despair if you are a couple, you can still receive a complimentary half bottle – more than enough bubbly for two!  www.hush.co.uk

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Victorious Voltaire

What was once a palace? Once a prison? And now a unique and nonchalantly cool destination venue? The answer? Voltaire, champagne and cigar bar. Named after the infamous French philosopher and writer who spent six years in exile in London, Voltaire is situated in a grade II listed building in the historic Square Mile. Below street level the stone vaults which once housed the treasure from the bank above have now been turned into private, spacious little alcoves, where you can be served by private waiters, The Vaults at Voltaire are set to be one of the exclusive London society […]

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The Ranwei Cocktail Collection

Sake no Hana – the contemporary Japanese bar and restaurant by the Hakkasan group is running a three pronged attack to celebrate London Fashion Week. Senior bar manager George Matzaridis has created the Ranwei Cocktail Collection – ‘Ranwei’ meaning ‘runway’ in Japanese of course! He’s taken inspiration from the world’s leading Japanese fashion designers and the collection will include the Kiki Sakura inspired by Comme des Garçons and balancing masculine and feminine elements in its mix of Elements 8 Plantinum rum with cherry liqueur, apricot and Shiroku yuzu sake. In addition, this Saturday sees the launch of Sake no Hana’s […]

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World’s most expensive Coq

Mickael Weiss, head chef at Coq d’Argent, has come up with a brand new way for City boys to spend their bonuses. Let us present the £1000 Coq (au vin). That’s a Bresse chicken (a true symbol of France, with its blue feet, white feather and red comb?!) marinated for 24 hours in one of the finest French vintages, Le Chambertin Grand Cru, Trapet 2009. It emerges soft and tender, with elegantly rich and fruity undertones from the premium wine and serves four people. Included in the price is a bottle of the 2009 vintage to drink to complement and […]

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Balthazar London

Mark your diaries for this Saturday 16 February as that is when the reservation lines open for Balthazar London, the long awaited and much-storied London outpost of Keith McNally’s New York original. The restaurateur and native Brit opened Balthazar in New York’s Spring Street back in the spring of 1997 and his empire now takes in Pastis, Cafe Luxembourg, Lucky Strike, Odeon, Schiller's Liquor Bar and a Balthazar Bakery too. The London edition, opening in the spring, is located on the corner of Russell Street and Wellington Street in the heart of Covent Garden, in the old Theatre Museum, within […]

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Fashion Food at Wolf & Badger

London Fashion Week is almost upon us and one of the best places to indulge in your fashion addiction is boutique Wolf & Badger but it’s not just the clothes we are getting excited about. Moving Venue have just announced that they are providing the canapés for the Wolf & Badger showcase on the opening day of London Fashion Week. If the journalists, bloggers and style icons weren’t already running over in their Christian Louboutins to see  the collection they are now, faster than you can see Manolo Blahnik. The kitchen team at Moving Venue have created canapés which sound as […]

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Films in the attic at Beach Blanket Babylon

How many times have you been to the cinema and just come back a little disappointed? The film was great but that couple next you were talking all the way through, you were sat behind the world’s tallest man and couldn’t see the screen completely, the child behind you was kicking the back of your chair and the incessant crunching was not a great soundtrack for the film…Hopefully your cinema experiences are not all like this, but as Dominic Davies, creator and founder of Backyard Cinema says, “After one too many unfulfilling trips to the cinema, I wanted to create […]

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The Primrose Ball at Bowood

This March, Bowood Hotel in Wiltshire will host an extraordinary event in aid of Dorothy House cancer hospice. ‘The Primrose Ball’, a black tie charity event, takes place on the 16th March on the country estate of Lord and Lady Lansdowne. The evening will kick off with a glass of Champagne on arrival, followed by a three-course dinner and a Grand Charity Auction hosted by Homes Under The Hammer’s Martin Roberts. The delightful swing and jazz band The Hipcats will finish off a wonderful evening with some foot-tapping tunes. All proceeds raised will go to Dorothy House hospice, a charity that […]

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Love is in the air at the London Eye

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and it seems love really is in the air amongst us Londoners. On 10th February Natasha Palmer and Jagan Rao got engaged on the London Eye, and it seems that Jagan is not the only one to choose the London Eye with its stunning views as the perfect place to ask that all important question, in fact 4999 other couples have also got engaged against the backdrop of the London skyline. The capsules in the air have seen 512 weddings, 22 civil partnerships and an impressive 1.5 million glasses of champagne have been drunk. But as […]

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Big Easy gets even bigger

Legendary crabshack Big Easy is taking their lobster obsession to a new level. The King’s Road crustacean diner, known for its reasonable prices on the valuable meat, will be serving up prized lobster in even bigger portions! Food-lovers at Big Easy will now be able to enjoy up to 6 pounds of plump juicy lobster – what a catch. Fill your stomach without the need to empty your wallet; Big Easy treats you to the freshest marine lobster with fries, salad and a drink – at less than £10 per pound. Share with a group of friends or feast alone; […]

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